Look

Definition of Look

Pronunciation: lŎk
v. i.1.To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; - with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below.
[imp. & p. p. Looked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Looking.]
2.To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.
3.To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
It would look more like vanity than gratitude.
- Addison.
Observe how such a practice looks in another person.
- I. Watts.
4.To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.
The inner gate that looketh to north.
- Ezek. viii. 3.
The east gate . . . which looketh eastward.
- Ezek. xi. 1.
5.In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; - used to call attention.
Look, how much we thus expel of sin, so much we expel of virtue.
- Milton.
Look that ye bind them fast.
- Shak.
Look if it be my daughter.
- Talfourd.
6.To show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you. Sometimes used figuratively.
My toes look through the overleather.
- Shak.
7.To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.
Looking each hour into death's mouth to fall.
- Spenser.
To look about
to look on all sides, or in different directions.
To look about one
to be on the watch; to be vigilant; to be circumspect or guarded.
To look after
a - To attend to; to take care of; as, to look after children.
b - To expect; to be in a state of expectation.
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.
- Luke xxi. 26.
My subject does not oblige me to look after the water, or point forth the place where to it is now retreated.
- Woodward.
The bishops thereat repined, and looked black.
- Holinshed.
Her friends would look on her the worse.
- Prior.
I'll be a candleholder, and look on.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
2.To seek; to search for.
Looking my love, I go from place to place.
- Spenser.
3.To expect.
4.To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.
A spirit fit to start into an empire,
And look the world to law.
- Dryden.
5.To express or manifest by a look.
Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again.
- Byron.
To look daggers
See under Dagger.
To look in the face
to face or meet with boldness or confidence; hence, sometimes, to meet for combat.
To look out
to seek for; to search out; as, prudent persons look out associates of good reputation.
n.1.The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; - often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look.
Threw many a northward look to see his father
Bring up his powers; but he did long in vain.
- Shak.
2.Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.
Up ! up! my friends, and clear your looks.
- Wordsworth.
3.Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.
Pain, disgrace, and poverty have frighted looks.
- Locke.
There was something that reminded me of Dante's Hell in the look of this.
- Carlyle.

Related Words

NB, admire, air, angle, angle for, animadvert, anticipate, appear like, ask for, aspect, attend, await, be alert, be careful, be responsible for, be vigilant, be watchful, bearing, beat about for, bend the eyes, beware, break, broad hint, call on, call up, care for, cast, chance, check out, check over, clue, configuration, consider, contemn, contemplate, count, count on, countenance, crane, crane the neck, cue, dash, dekko, delve for, delve into, demand, demeanor, derogate, despise, dig for, dig into, direct the eyes, disdain, disparage, display, divine, drop in on, effect, eidolon, esteem, exhibit, expect, explore, express, extol, eyeball, eyeful, face, facet, fashion, feature, feel, figure, fish for, follow, forecast, foretell, form, front, front on, gain, gander, gape, gaup, gawk, gaze open-mouthed, gentle hint, gestalt, gesture, get better, glare, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glimpse, gloat, glower, go gunning for, go into, goggle, guise, gun for, heed, hint, honor, hope, hunt, hunt for, hunt up, idea, idolize, image, imago, implication, impression, improve, incline, index, indicate, indication, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, inspect, intimation, investigate, kick, lean, leer, leering look, lick, light, likeness, lineaments, look after, look at, look for, look forward to, look into, look like, look out, look over, look up, look up to, look-in, looks, lustful leer, make headway, make progress, manifest, manner, mark, mien, mind, misprize, mug, nod, note, notice, nudge, nurse, observe, occasion, ogle, opening, pay attention, peek, peer, phase, phasis, physiognomy, pick up, play peekaboo, preview, probe, progress, prompt, prospect, protect, prowl after, pry, pursue, puss, quest, read, reckon on, reference, remark, require, research, respect, revere, ring up, rubberneck, run down, scene, scent, scintilla, scorn, scrutinize, search for, see to, seek, seek for, seem like, seem to be, seeming, semblance, serve, shade, shadow, shape, shot, show, show improvement, side, sidelong look, sight, sign, signal, simulacrum, sip, slant, sly look, smack, smattering, smell, sneer, sound, sound like, soupcon, spark, spoor, spot, sprinkling, spurn, squeak, squint, stand on tiptoe, stare at, stare down, stare hard, still-hunt, style, suggestion, sup, survey, suspicion, symptom, take a peep, take care of, take note, take notice, taste, telephone, telltale, tend, thought, time, tincture, tinge, total effect, touch, trace, track, track down, try to find, twist, venerate, viewpoint, visage, visit, wait for, wait on, watch out, whisper, wink, wise, worship
Word:

Browse

Longshanks
Longshore
Longshoreman
Longsome
Longspun
Longspur
Longtail
longtailed duck
Longulite
Longways
Longwise
Lonicera
lontar
Loo
Loo table
Loob
Loobily
Looby
Looch
Loof
-Look-
Look sharp
look-over
lookdown
looked-for
Looker
Looker-on
Looking
Looking for
Looking-glass
Lookout
lookup
Lool
Loom
Loom-gale
Looming
Loon
looney
loony
loony bin
Loop
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home